Friday, July 18, 2008

hi-tech sticky notes


Where would we be without sticky notes? I love them. There's something about their small size, which doesn't demand a lot, or waste much. And their lack of 'placement commitment' is intoxicating--I can put them anywhere I want. Then move them or change them around. Then put them back where they were in the first place. Or not.

I use them all the time. I encourage my students to use them for note-taking while they are reading, as placemarks with reminders, to set up timelines and mind maps.

There are digital sticky notes, and I've tried them all. My favorite at present is Awesome Highlighter, which is billed as a highlighter, but has a nice sticky note feature. The highlighter works great, too.

I'll leave you with this video which tells the story of a life in sticky notes--over 23,000 of them. It's got me thinking . . .

3 comments:

Tammy G said...

Sticky notes...I like them...in any color or shape!

May I use your blog entry in a thematic unit with my juniors? It's entitle "A Pioneer Never Quits," which also happens to be our school's motto.

This would be a very interesting take on a pioneer...need to research the origination of the sticky note!

Thanks!

ggratton said...

Hi Tammy, Absolutely! What a great idea. Please drop me a note to let me know how the unit turns out: mrsgratton@gmail.com

Thanks! ggratton

Tammy G said...

Thanks! I'll let you know!